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Toby Cook, Vice President-Community Affairs & Publicity
Toby Cook enters his seventh full season as Vice President-Community Affairs and Publicity after a 20-year career in broadcasting. Cook oversees public and community relations for the team, including player and staff appearances, partnerships with civic organizations, and Royals Charities. During his tenure, his department has added a successful charity golf tournament, broadcast auction, and 5K Run/Walk as well as Diamond of Dreams, the largest charitable fundraiser for the Club. In 2012, Cook's department worked with Major League Baseball to generate more than $2 million in charity projects from the All-Star Game's Lasting Legacy program.
Prior to joining the Royals, Cook spent 15 years as a news anchor and reporter at four television stations, including WDAF-TV in Kansas City. He has also reported for several radio stations and newspapers.
Cook is a graduate and Outstanding Alumnus Award winner from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. Cook lives in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife, Barbara, and children: Adam, Molly, Annabelle, Andrew, and Caroline.
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